Darlene Rose Boisen, 88, Luverne, ied Thursday, April 25, 2019, at the Good Samaritan Society — Mary Jane Brown Home in Luverne.
A funeral service was Wednesday, May 1, at Grace Lutheran Church in Luverne. Burial followed at Maplewood Cemetery in Luverne.
Darlene Friday was born on March 27, 1931, to Edward and Augusta (Krenz) Friday in Ida Grove, Iowa. She was raised in Estelline, South Dakota, and later graduated from high school. She then moved to St. Louis, Missouri, and later to Sioux Falls, South Dakota, where she worked as a bank teller. While attending a dance at the Arkota Ballroom in the spring of 1952, Darlene met Jarvis Boisen.
On Sept. 7, 1952, Darlene married Jarvis Boisen at Zion Lutheran Church in Sioux Falls. They made their home in Luverne, and Darlene worked as a teller at First National Bank. She also did the bookkeeping for her husband’s business, Jarv’s Auto Service. In later years Darlene worked for Tri-State Insurance. During her retirement years, she volunteered throughout the community and cared for their parents. She and Jarv also enjoyed traveling throughout the United States and abroad a few times. In August 2015 the couple moved to The Oaks senior living apartments in Luverne. In December 2017 Darlene became a resident at the Good Samaritan Society – Mary Jane Brown Home in Luverne.
Darlene was a member of Grace Lutheran Church where she belonged to Circle, was active in quilting and served many years as a Sunday School teacher. She was a member of the Luverne Fire Department Auxiliary and volunteered with the Luverne Meals on Wheels program. Darlene enjoyed knitting, crocheting, gardening and pottery. She also enjoyed playing cards and bingo. Darlene will be remembered for her good-hearted nature and great cooking talents.
Darlene is survived by her husband, Jarv; three children, Ronald (Suzanne) of Anchorage, Alaska, Gary (Soheyla) of Laguna Beach, California, and Alan (Amy) of Red Wing; five grandchildren, Sarah, Christa, Rachel, Carly and Daniel Boisen; and other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her grandson, Matthew Boisen; her parents; and a brother, Arthur Friday.
Arrangements were provided by Hartquist Funeral Home of Luverne, www. hartquistfuneral.com.